Weekly Program Starts January 2019
Imagine “addiction” was not a disease. Imagine “addiction” was an example of how craving and attachment can go wrong in our lives. Imagine addiction was a reflection of what it means to be human. Imagine “addiction” was nothing but a poor attempt to solve a problem in our lives. Imagine if there were ways of solving this problem that didn’t mean feeling guilt or shame, needing to punish yourself or being judged by others for “being an addict”. Imagine if the solution to addiction lay in understanding the problem we have been trying to solve through our addictive behaviour. What we have come to call “addiction” can be any behaviour that a person craves, sometimes uncontrollably, because it provides temporary relief and pleasure but inevitably leads to long-term pain. In all the cases I have ever worked with, addictive behaviours serve to betray who and how we actually would prefer to be. This Weekly Group Therapy Program will support you in not letting addiction define who you are. When we are in crisis we sometimes need a structure to help us find a way through it. Participants can commit on a month to month basis @ R2200 per month. Groups will meet every Monday and each 4 week program will systematically look at new theories on addiction, how talking can cure, the use of writing in therapy and secular buddhist theory (especially mindfulness practice). Whether you are struggling with eating behaviours, addiction to certain thoughts and emotions, sexual behaviour, online habits, substances or even attachment to bad relationships - you are welcome to join the group.